Secularism in India and western world

Secularism is basically the principle of separation of the state from religious institutions Indian leaders soon after the independence from British and the partition of British India into India and Pakistan while drafting the constitution enshrined the values of secularism saying no religion is supreme. They believed that people of all the religions are equal and that India should be a country which gives supreme status to none and proclaim proclaim inferior to those who follow other religions. They proclaimed that all the people will be treated equally despite their religious affiliation. With the Forty-second Amendment of the Constitution of India enacted in 1976, the Preamble to the Constitution asserted that India is a secular nation. Secularism as practiced in India, with its marked differences with Western practice of secularism, is a controversial topic in itself. Ashoka about 2200 years ago, Harsha about 1400 years ago accepted and patronised different religions. They back then gave people the liberty to follow their customs and traditions. The people in ancient India had freedom of religion, and the state granted citizenship to each individual regardless of whether someone’s religion was Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism or any other. Ellora cave temples built next to each other between 5th and 10th centuries, for example, shows a coexistence of religions and a spirit of acceptance of different faiths. The colonial administrators did not separate religion from state, but marked the end of equal hierarchy between Islam and Hinduism, and reintroduced the notion of equality before the law for Hindus, Christians and Muslims. Bronze and Iron Age religion in Europe as elsewhere was predominantly polytheistic. During the Early Middle Ages, most of Europe underwent Christianization, a process essentially complete with the Christianization of Scandinavia in the High Middle Ages. The notion of Europe and the western world has been intimately connected with the concept of Christendom, and many even consider Christianity as the unifying belief that created a European identity, especially since Christianity in the Middle East was marginalized by the rise of Islam from the 8th century. Nazis wanted to exterminate the Jews andthat they were able to do so. But their lust for murder didn’t come out of nowhere. The antisemitic Nazi ideology must be considered in the broader context of the age-old hostility towards Jews, modern racism, and nationalism. Jews in Europe have been discriminated against and persecuted for hundreds of years, often for religious reasons. For a start, they were held responsible for the death of Christ. Bosnia and Yugoslavia are also some astonishing examples of killings on the basis of sects where one sect was denied of the rights and was massacred my the other dominant sect. The Bosnian genocide refers to either the Srebrenica massacre or the wider crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing campaign throughout areas. The ethnic cleansing that took place in VRS-controlled areas targeted Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats. So to concluded India from older times was a nation holding secular notions